Latest posts by chicky

iPad freezing

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 19:40

I've been having similar problems on this site with an iPad (and safari).  First started a couple if weeks ago, never happened before.  I too was blaming the ads

Snowdrop /squirrel food ?

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 10:11

Went for a talk by our local snowdrop expert this week.

He has had squirrels and mice uproot his bulbs before (didn't say whether they had been eaten or not).  But his no. 1 pest is slugs/snails who can graze off new growth as it emerges from the soil, and will later climb stems to devour the flowers (he had an amazing pic of a little snail doing just that).  And wood pigeons peck off the flowers and leave them on the ground.  Seems its a minefield out there 


Posted: 14/01/2017 at 09:58

 Two great gardens - and some serious graft - well done pokhim and antzero.  The LG garden was my absolute favourite at Chelsea this year (I bored everyone with the pics ). I love, love, loved that planting   So I was very excited that someone had used it as their inspiration.

Like others have said, it willl be great to see how your gardens evolve with time - sharing pics would be brlliant.

One of the best bits about last night's programme was seeing the way you all got bitten by the gardening bug .....its a wonderful thing .....welcome to our clubπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŒΈπŸŒΊπŸŒ·πŸπŸŒΏπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Big garden bird watch 2017

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 09:17

We get jays here and, like Liri, have only ever seen them feed from the ground.  The magpies, however, will give anything a go - the bird table, the feeders, the fat balls.  Our feeders are on shepherd crook type affairs and you can see them flexing under their weight.

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Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 09:09

Flood danger was mostly coastal this time Pat - and seems to have thankfully passed without incident

Think we're heading out for a walk today too  Our garden is still covered in snow from Thursday night, so will wrap up warm ⛄️⛄️⛄️

Have a great weekend - hope the lurgies and colds are now on their way.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 08:45

Made it . Apart from the first bit (out of the ravine) it was not too bad.  And now.... that there salt won't mine itself ........

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 06:47

We crossed Joyce .....glad to hear you're thawing out

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 06:46

Oh yuck Poor Mr Fidget. Hope he gets home safely and its not been too much of an ordeal.

Love that sky Pat - and the way your red hot pokers are shining out in the corner of that photo

Not looking forward to negotiating the ice on the way to work this morning  Main roads only is my plan.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 23:04

Good for you DD - absolutely the right move.  And daffs appearing is a good sign of a new start too πŸ’πŸ’ (I know thats a tulip emoji, but you get the drift).

Magnet is lovely Fidget (but only £2, which makes a big difference) ....long pedical (?spelling) means the flower head waves about a lot, which makes me smile.

Chicklet having a good dose of revision stress atm ......I am so glad I will never have to do another exam ever again, but I am feeling her pain. This time next week they'll all be done and she'll get her smile back 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 19:52

Snow here, and laying, but very slushy.  Risked bringing the car down the hill - if necessary I'll work from home tomorrow morning til it thaws .

Hope GWRS isn't coastal Lincolnshire - sounds like it might get a bit hairy

Obxx - last nights purchase was a "Magnet" - they only had the earlier flowering ones for sale last night.  But "grumpy" and "augustus" are firmly on my wishlist for next month

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leavesπŸ™„ 
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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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